adjective Etymology: 1cant Date: 1719 dialect British cheerful, sprightly

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  • Canty — Can ty, a. Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry. The canty dame. Wordsworth [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Contented with little, and canty with mair. Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canty — [kan′tē] adj. [ CANT3 + Y3] [Scot. or North Eng.] lively; cheerful …   English World dictionary

  • Canty — This interesting name has three possible origins, firstly it may be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Irish O an Chaintighe which derives from cainteach meaning satirical, hence, descendant of a satirist . It is the name of a bardic family who… …   Surnames reference

  • canty — I Yorkshire Dialect Briskly II Cleveland Dialect List lively, cheerful brisk: she s a canty au d deeam for her years III North Country (Newcastle) Words merry, lively, cheerful …   English dialects glossary

  • Canty Bay — is a coastal hamlet in East Lothian, Scotland, halfway between Glen Golf Club and the hamlet of Auldhame, off the A198.The golf club is close to its western side, and to the east there are high coastal cliffs. There are two beaches separated by a …   Wikipedia

  • canty — cantily, adv. cantiness, n. /kan tee, kahn /, adj. Chiefly Scot. cheerful; lively. [1715 25; < LG kantig lively; akin to CANT3] * * * …   Universalium

  • canty — adjective lively; cheerful; merry; brisk …   Wiktionary

  • canty — adj. lively, cheerful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canty — adjective lively and brisk • Similar to: ↑energetic • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chris Canty (defensive end) — For the defensive back of the same name, see Chris Canty .Infobox NFLactive currentteam=Dallas Cowboys currentnumber=99 currentposition=Defensive end name=Chris Canty birthdate=birth date and age|1982|11|10 birthplace=Bronx, New York heightft=6… …   Wikipedia

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